Secret Pilgrim by John le Carre

Secret Pilgrim by John le Carre

The Secret Pilgrim is a very different Le Carre novel in comparison to the others. It potrays the memoirs of Ned and in the process it's a collection of his experiences being a spy. Summary : Through Ned's memories, the book gives a good view of the Circus atmosphere post-Haydon. The Cold War is over but Ned recalls his missions and experiences right from the beginning of his career till his retirement. Review : This wasn't the best novel. I start was great but somewhere in between it lost the thread that kept…Read more
Known Turf by Annie Zaidi

Known Turf by Annie Zaidi

Known Turf is written by Annie Zaidi, a journalist. She chronicles her experiences in the known yet unknown parts of India. Each part of her travel tales offers a significant insight into how life is for the underprivileged, minority or just for a woman in India. Summary Annie Zaidi, a journalist, narrates her life experiences and also gives a glimpse to the many socio-economic problems faced by the underprivileged in India. We go through stories such as dacoits in UP and the dilemma people face in either accepting them as the Robin Hood's…Read more
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre

  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was the second Le Carre novel I read. As the title suggests, the story is a cold war spy tale about a double agent in the ¬†seemingly ¬†incorruptible British Intelligence. Summary : The protagonist is George Smiley a veteran officer and the Chief or Control's right hand man. He is brought back on a last mission after a monotonous retirement; finding the mole. The suspects are 4 of the top officials who could be working for Moscow, each aptly named tinker, tailor, soldier and so on. Smiley has…Read more
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